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Revolution Rock Bar

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200 High St
Boston, MA 02110
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(617) 261-4200
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Revolution Rock Bar - Boston, MA

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Best

I came here during my lunch break yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. I work around the corner and walked by this place many times. A friend asked me to meet him there for a...

Worst

The first time I went to this bar was on a Saturday night and we waited 45 minutes with the line barely moving. I went up to the bouncer and asked him if the line was ever going ...

Absolutely HORRIBLE. APALLED at how I was treated. 2/14/2011

Came here with some girlfriends and had a VIP table reserved. I opened up my own tab with the waitress b/c I wasn't going to be drinking hard alcohol. Towards the end of the night I went to the bar to order a drink on my tab instead of going through the VIP waitress. I had no idea that it mattered who I ordered my drink from, the process should be seamless to the customer. The bartender couldn't find my tab and accused me of not having one. I got upset, left the bar and returned to the VIP section. Before I know it, this bouncer runs up, about to destroy me for no good reason, yanks my arm and starts yelling "You're outta here!!!". He wouldn't even explain what happened, just dragged me out of the bar without my coat, on a frigid February night. Once outside the bar, he wouldn't let me go, gripped my arms so hard that I have his hand prints bruised onto them. Mind you, I'm 5'2" and 110 lbs. There was no need to grab me with the force that he did when I didn't even do anything wrong. While my friend went inside to get my coat, I was thrown up against the wall outside, still not let go. I am apalled at the disrespect this place shows their guests. Best advice I can give: never enter this hell hole of a bar. more

Great Food! 6/15/2009

Came here after work with some co-workers and this place had great 1/2 price apps! Me and my friends had the chicken quesadilla which was delishhh and the triple play. The food was great and I love the rock n roll theme. Its a nice change from all the Irish pubs that surround this area. Def will be coming back again! more

Fun Different Place 6/15/2009

Came here for a friends birthday a couple weekends ago and I had so much fun! This place was so different from all the other bars around boston, I LOVED the whole rock n roll themed place. The bartenders were quick and knew how to make a drink which was nice to see and the waitstaff was super nice and friendly. This was the first time I was here but I def can't wait to come back next weekend!!!!!! Pros: Not an Irish Bar, Fun crowd, nice decor more

Great Place 5/28/2009

I came here during my lunch break yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. I work around the corner and walked by this place many times. A friend asked me to meet him there for a meeting and I was immediately greeted by an upbeat waitress. We each had a drink, I had the Purple Haze and he had a beer. My drink was delicious! I had the chop steakhouse salad and my steak was cooked perfectly. I will definitely be back and I highly recommend this place to anyone in the area. more

Great Bar! 1/30/2009

you can't go wrong at this place...the food is delicious and the dance floor doesn't stop moving. It's in a great location, and you can't be the cover charge! Pros: music, food, drink Cons: lines.. more

Good Place for After Work 1/27/2009

I work in the financial district and go in to Revolution pretty often for a drink after work. I've yet to have a bad experience. Good music, good service, fun bar! more

Every time I come here I have a really good time. 12/10/2008

So I work in the financial district, and on Friday night me and my girlfriend didn't want to head home right away so we decided to pop into Rev for a couple hours have some apps. and get a couple cocktails. I had a really nice time, but i really always do at Rev. I here that the club scene is a lot different but I have gone to Rev on a Saturday night and had a decent time. But as I was saying when in there for the "after work crowd" and had a lot of fun. Try the spicy calamari, and the back in black cocktail, they accent each other so well =) Pros: great after work!!!! Cons: I really have nothing bad to say more

Do NOT waste your time.... 11/23/2008

I've given this bar a few shots and it has never failed to disappoint, lending to a quick exit after one or two drinks. The atmosphere is more or less boring and uncomfortable, the management is atrocious, and it seems to attract some of boston's finest spikey haired, overly plucked eyebrowed "playas" on a weekend night. Went for the LAST time this past saturday (at the request of some friends). Girlfriend and I arrived at 9:30pm to be greeted by a line extending to the end of the building. The line moved fast, but aburtly was brought to a halt by the bouncers. We proceeded to be stuck at the front of a line that would soon extend to the end of the block for the next 50 MINUTES! ...In front of a pretty much EMPTY bar. With the temperature well below freezing and our friends inside confused at why they felt the need to hold up the line to an empty club, it was infuriating. The 1st floor at the time was at 1/4 capacity, while the downstairs dance floor had a grand total count of 10 patrons. Numerous people asked an estimation for how long the wait to get into an empty club would be, with the bouncers replying "...dunno- could be 10 min, could be an hour." The managements desire to mistreat paying customers with such disregard will have me NEVER coming back, and keeping anyone I know from frequenting the establishment. I can have a better time in a place with a MUCH more fun atmosphere, that doesn't insult my time, intelligence and convenience, and values the $$$ that I spend when out. Do yourself a favor... Go somewhere else. Pros: The drinks are average... thats about it. Cons: Lousy atmosphere, horrible management tactics, disregard for patrons to create a fake image more

awesome bar!! 9/25/2008

I love Revolution. I suggest it to anyone who just wants to go out and have a good time. The music is awesome the staff is great .. the whole atmosphere of Revolution is awesome.. Its i great time in general Pros: awesome place!! Cons: line gets long go early more

I LOVE REVOLUTION!!! 9/23/2008

Revolution Rock Bar is the best bar/club around. They have great drinks, great staff, and great MUSIC!! It really picks up around 1030 but make sure you are there around 930.. the party does not stop till close which is 2. Even if you are looking for a good place to eat Revolution has a great menu.. if you are looking to have a good time go to Revolution Rock bar.. trust me you will not regret it!!!!!!!! Pros: all pros its a great place!!! more

really great place 9/23/2008

I seriously go there all the time. The line gets really long so i suggest you go there around like 9. Everything about the place is awesome. When you go in there you just have so much fun. The staff is amazing and so nice and the drinks are great. The atmosphere in there is awesome too. It's a rock bar so obviously they play awesome rock songs and have great rock posters hanging everywhere. There is also a vintage photo booth that is really fun after you've had a couple drinks =) YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME!! Pros: SO MUCH FUN!! drinks, music, staff, atmosphere!! all around great Cons: line gets long so go around 9!!! more

Awesome Bouncers 8/5/2008

I went there on Thursday night. There was a line.... definitely wasn't packed insdie. They just want it to look better than it really is. We waited and waited while the bouncers let their annoying/trashy friends in. PS... the bouncers there think they are gods - Calm down - It's just Revolution Rock Bar on HIgh Street (completely out of place in that location in the financial district). I've been there before and have had fun, but after the last time trying to get in on a Thursday.... I'm all set and will NEVER go back. more

WAY Overrated 7/22/2008

The first time I went to this bar was on a Saturday night and we waited 45 minutes with the line barely moving. I went up to the bouncer and asked him if the line was ever going to move or if I was wasting my time and he basically said I would not be getting in anytime soon. I went to a bar around the corner and came back a little more than an hour and got in. Once inside the guys who were standing behind me told me that right after we left the whole entire line got let inside, so basically I was lied to. I tried this bar again last thursday and although there was not a line and we negotiated the door price down from $15 each to $20 for my group of 3 I still did not have a good time here. The music was HORRIBLE. NO ONE was dancing unless they were doing imitations of bad eighties moves just to keep themselves amused. This should have been an indicated to change the music. My friend asked the DJ if he was going to play some hip hop and he said yes but then never did. And the drinks are DEFINITELY watered down. I could taste nothing in my vodka tonic. And then I got a shot of yager which was $10. The prices for the quality were just way too much and the atmosphere is not great at this bar either. There is just no reason why I would ever pay money to go in there again. There are much better places right around the corner. more

Great if you like watered down booze 7/18/2008

This is my first review of any restaurant on a bar online. Went to rock revolution a few weeks ago. I don't take exception to overpriced drinks, but i do have a problem with the fact that they were unbelievably watered down. My friend and I ordered shots of vodka in the beginning of the night, i think $12 or $14 each. I swear to god there was probaly 25% vodka in those shots, it was like drinking tap water. Note to owners: those stories have a way of getting around. more

Shameless self-promotion 7/15/2008

I wish the people that own and work at this bar would stop writing flattering reviews for themsleves more

I will never EVER go back - DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME/MONEY 7/13/2008

I was in contact with the reservation girls WEEKS before my party, I brought 20 of my friends, to celebrate my birthday and instead I had the worst experience of my life. The reservation people had quoted me a certain price and when I received the bill it was over double what they quoted. The manager would not listen to his employee and proceeded to be extremely unprofessional and rude to me and my guests. Not only did he refuse to charge me the price I had been told, he also treated me horrifically through the whole ordeal. For someone in the service industry his lack of manners and professionalism was appalling. My friends and I will never return to this establishment after this incident and I would not recommend that anyone frequent this bar. The line is long, and when you reserve a table they try to screw you. Either way its a lose lose situation, not even worth a glance at this place, many better bars to go to in Boston with employees that actually care about their customers and the service they provide. more

Sasha Azarmi 6/26/2008

This is a Revolution of good food. Look for a good atmosphere with nice staff . Then keep the revolution in Securities mind Sasha Azarmi Wachovia Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good more

I'd rather stay in on a Saturday night 6/19/2008

This place is way too over-hyped. My friends and I waited in line for 2 hours just to get into this bar, and it wasn't nearly full of people at all. The music was ok, the atomsphere was not worth the wait, and the people working there were not especially the nicest people I've ever encountered. My friends did not enjoy it either. We dislike this bar so much, we refuse to go back, even though a good friend is having his bday there. Sad thing is, he understands why we don't wanna go back and is totally ok with it! I will never go back to this bar. Pros: No cover Cons: Long wait, overpriced drinks more

Biggest Waste of Time 4/17/2008

Do not waste your time with this bar. I have "attempted" to go to this bar twice and both times I had absolutely horrible experiences, I will never bother going ot this bar again. The first time I went to this bar I made sure to get there early to avoid any lines which I got in within 5 minutes however the remainder of our party who showed up only a few minutes later ended up waiting over 30 minutes with no movement in line meanwhile the entire bar had only about 25 people in it at the time. Needless to say we refused to let the remainder of our party wait in the freezing cold February weather and left. The second time I attempted this bar I arrived at 9:30 once again to avoid a line which I ended up standing in for 20 minutes until finally we spoke with the bouncer who said they would not let anyone in until they filled up the VIP tables at which that point we'd be lucky if we got in before 11pm. Who do these people think they are? Worst bar experience in Boston to date, so not worth it! Pros: None Cons: Horrible staff and ridiculous line more

do not waste your time 4/13/2008

went there this past saturday night to meet up with a bunch of friends- made sure to get there at a decent time since I heard the line can get long. so arrived at 9:30 and line was long but decided to be patient and wait in it since again i was meeting up with friends. while waiting, noticed there was another line on the other side for vip guests who had reserved tables which is understandable as well as for the people "who were with the vip party." also while i was waiting, i noticed the bouncers would come down the line and pull out groups of girls and allow them to cut the line and go right in which is great if youre a girl there with only your girlfriends but aggravating if you're not. so finally make my way up to the front after 2 HOURS of waiting in line and bouncers saying "it could be 5 min, it could be 25." they let 5 people out of the party of 6 go in in front of us and kept one poor guy to wait while his friends went in and proceeded to kick him out of line when he kept questioning them. after being disgusted by this act made by the bouncers who thought they were hot stuff, they proceeded to tell us we may not even get in after waiting more than 2 hours! absolutely ridiculous. do not waste your time Pros: never going there again Cons: everything more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    It comes as a surprise that a rock-themed bar would be located in the buttoned-up Financial District. Dimly lit and filled with leather banquettes and concert photos, Revolution stands in stark contrast to the Irish bars and straightforward dives that populate the area. Bottles of beer and designer cocktails share table space with wood-grilled pizzas and other upscale bar food. Live music and DJs keep the crowd moving several nights a week.

  • 7/31/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday through Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Discover, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Downtown

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